Judges 20:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
5927 [e]וַיַּעֲל֣וּ
way-ya-‘ă-lū
And went upConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
1121 [e]בְנֵֽי־
ḇə-nê-
the sonsN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל
yiś-rā-’êl,
of IsraelN-proper-ms
1058 [e]וַיִּבְכּ֣וּ
way-yiḇ-kū
and weptConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
6440 [e]לִפְנֵֽי־
lip̄-nê-
beforePrep-l | N-mpc
3068 [e]יְהוָה֮
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
5704 [e]עַד־
‘aḏ-
untilPrep
6153 [e]הָעֶרֶב֒
hā-‘e-reḇ
eveningArt | N-ms
7592 [e]וַיִּשְׁאֲל֤וּ
way-yiš-’ă-lū
and asked counselConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
3068 [e]בַֽיהוָה֙
Yah-weh
of YahwehPrep-b | N-proper-ms
559 [e]לֵאמֹ֔ר
lê-mōr,
sayingPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
3254 [e]הַאוֹסִ֗יף
ha-’ō-w-sîp̄,
shall againV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs
5066 [e]לָגֶ֙שֶׁת֙
lā-ḡe-šeṯ
I draw nearPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
4421 [e]לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה
lam-mil-ḥā-māh,
for battlePrep-l, Art | N-fs
5973 [e]עִם־
‘im-
againstPrep
1121 [e]בְּנֵ֥י
bə-nê
the sonsN-mpc
1144 [e]בִנְיָמִ֖ן
ḇin-yā-min
of BenjaminN-proper-ms
251 [e]אָחִ֑י
’ā-ḥî;
my brotherN-msc | 1cs
559 [e]וַיֹּ֥אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֖ה
Yah-weh
YahwehN-proper-ms
5927 [e]עֲל֥וּ
‘ă-lū
go upV-Qal-Imp-mp
413 [e]אֵלָֽיו׃
’ê-lāw.
against himPrep | 3ms
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Hebrew Texts
שופטים 20:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּעֲל֣וּ בְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וַיִּבְכּ֣וּ לִפְנֵֽי־יְהוָה֮ עַד־הָעֶרֶב֒ וַיִּשְׁאֲל֤וּ בַֽיהוָה֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר הַאֹוסִ֗יף לָגֶ֙שֶׁת֙ לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה עִם־בְּנֵ֥י בִנְיָמִ֖ן אָחִ֑י וַיֹּ֥אמֶר יְהוָ֖ה עֲל֥וּ אֵלָֽיו׃ פ

שופטים 20:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויעלו בני־ישראל ויבכו לפני־יהוה עד־הערב וישאלו ביהוה לאמר האוסיף לגשת למלחמה עם־בני בנימן אחי ויאמר יהוה עלו אליו׃ פ

שופטים 20:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויעלו בני־ישראל ויבכו לפני־יהוה עד־הערב וישאלו ביהוה לאמר האוסיף לגשת למלחמה עם־בני בנימן אחי ויאמר יהוה עלו אליו׃ פ

שופטים 20:23 Hebrew Bible
ויעלו בני ישראל ויבכו לפני יהוה עד הערב וישאלו ביהוה לאמר האוסיף לגשת למלחמה עם בני בנימן אחי ויאמר יהוה עלו אליו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him."

King James Bible
(And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They went up, wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of Him: "Should we again fight against our brothers the Benjaminites?" And the LORD answered: "Fight against them."
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